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Interview with Cori and Grady

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Cori: You were able to go to church every Wednesday and Sunday. The gym was no longer available for the women. You used to be able to go outside to enjoy the weather but I believe they had actually stopped that back in 2005.
Grady: none. zero.

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Cori: No. The only entertainment we had was going to church and there was never any competition for that.
Grady: A tv was our babysitter. Nothing else to do. No rec.No newspapers. No magazines. I'm sorry, chess and cards too were available.

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Cori: Yes and no. The only thing you could really do while in there was walk around the jail cell in laps and put cards down on the table to know how many times you had walked around the cell. We couldn't go down the gym to work out.
Grady: I lost 20 lbs.

JM: How often did you get to go outside? What did you do outside if you were allowed to? If you were not allowed to go outside what could you do for exercise?
Cori: I only got to go outside twice and that was in 2005. That was when we was allowed to smoke then.
Grady: Never went outside. You could look like a fag and do jumping jacks I guess.

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Cori: Yes the jail did offer church services. They were held on Wednesdays and Sundays. They were very nice. We got to get saved, ask for prayers, listen to the preacher read from the bible, do bible activities and turn in by a certain date. Also we got to different people from various churchs and places from different areas for help for sexual abuse past or for drug addications, etc.
Grady: Yes.I don't know. I never attended. They didn't have temple, only church. I'm Jewish.

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